Dracula @ The Spring, Havant

Jonathan Grant’s Dracula looms over Michael Gondelle as Jonathan Harker

We may be a little more than a week away from Halloween but Humdrum are offering up a classic slice of horror at The Spring to get people in the mood. As director James George points out, Dracula might no longer be a story that truly shocks, but there is still enough here to make the audience uneasy and at its heart this is a classic story regardless of whether it will make you jump out of your seat. Continue reading

The Play That Goes Wrong @ Brighton Theatre Royal

In a wonderful case of life imitating art I have now, at the third time of trying, finally made it along to see The Play That Goes Wrong, a show that has done its best to elude me both in the West End and around the UK despite my best efforts to catch it. Now I’ve made it to the cosy Theatre Royal Brighton let’s find out if the show lives up to expectations! Continue reading

The Cast of Company Begin Rehearsals

The cast of Company.
Photo by Darren Bell

Rehearsals for Marianne Elliott’s highly anticipated new production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY which opens at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018 began today (Monday 6 August 2018). Cast members including Rosalie Craig(Bobbie), Patti LuPone(Joanne), Mel Giedroyc(Sarah), Jonathan Bailey(Jamie) and Richard Fleeshman(Andy) listened to Marianne’s plans for the show and had a first look at Bunny Christie’s designs. Continue reading

Finty Williams & Jasper Britton join the cast of Pack of Lies at the Menier Chocolate Factory

With Spamilton: An American Parody recently extending its run at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces initial casting for their major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies. Hannah Chissick directs Finty Williams as Barbara Jackson and Jasper Britton as Stewart. The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. The full company will be announced shortly. Continue reading

Casting announced for the National Theatre’s UK and Ireland tour of Macbeth

As the National Theatre’s production of Macbeth gears up for it’s tour around the country casting has been revealed this week, so read on to find out who you can see and where they’ll be! (we can’t wait for it to visit our friends at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton) Continue reading

There but for the grace of God (go I) Opens Next Week!

In 1983, Adam Walsh went missing from a Hollywood shopping mall and quickly became the most famous missing child in American history. In 2017, a man called Adam Welsh googled himself and found Adam Walsh. This incident prompted him to write an intriguing semi-autobiographical debut solo show There but for the grace of God (go I) which runs for a limited number of performances this August. Continue reading

Donmar Warehouse Announce Full Cast for Measure For Measure

The Donmar announces full casting for Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s production of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Joining the previously announced Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden are Ben Allen, Matt Bardock, Nicholas Burns, Jackie Clune, Rachel Denning, Molly Harris, Adam McNamara, Raad Rawi, Sule Rimi, Anwar Russell and Helena Wilson. Continue reading

Casting Announced For Wasted At Southwark Playhouse

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted is a brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell.  Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Continue reading

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies

With Spamilton: An American Parody currently running at the venue, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies directed by Hannah Chissick. The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 17 November. Continue reading

Bianca Del Rio @ Theatre Royal Brighton

I’d not been to the Theatre Royal Brighton for a show before, but as I arrived I already knew this would be a whole new experience. A quick drink in the Colonnade Bar while I surveyed the scenes and got chatting with a group of people at the next table proudly wearing VIP lanyards and fresh from a meet and greet led me to believe a great night was in store, certainly the grins of my new friends suggested they were excited for the evening ahead! Continue reading

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